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Art Showing for Carol Tippet Woolworth at Inn on the Paseo

Inn on the Paseo will be hosting an art showing for acclaimed artist Carol Tippet Woolworth on Saturday, March 18th, 2017.  

This event is free and begins at 4pm. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. 

Art Showing for Carol Tippet Woolworth

Artist Statement:

“From time to time I experience strange, intense, short-lived visions of beauty, an unfamiliar, elusive, barely perceptible beauty that surfaces in certain words or landscapes, certain colorations of the world, certain moments…” -Guy Maupassant

These words express my goal as a painter. My paintings attempt to capture an intense moment that rings absolutely true. A scene, a certain light, colors arranged that pierce through ones center to extract an emotion. A search for beauty in the familiar, unseen until revealed by the work. The mundane elevated to art.

To learn more about Carol and her artwork visit: http://www.caroltippitwoolworth.com/

best time to visit santa fe

Best Time To Visit Santa Fe

Any time is the right time to visit The City Different, but a few times of the year can be more highly recommended than others. Santa Fe is a hugely popular destination, so it is recommended that you contact a first-class hotel such as our Santa Fe Inn early to ensure that dates are still available. Also keep in mind – the closest major airline hub to Santa Fe is in Albuquerque, 1 hour to the South, so make sure you have made arrangements for getting from the airport to your accommodations.

We wanted to share our top 3 recommendations for times to visit:

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Santa Fe Events in October

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

santa fe film festivalThe highly anticipated Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is in it’s 7th year and will be taking place between October 14th and 18th. The festival will take place across multiple venues including the city’s Lensic Performance Arts Center and Warehouse 21. With five days of independent movie screenings, there is sure to be something that you’ll want to see and there are also plenty of other events such as workshops.  You can get tickets for the festival at the official website here.

Harvest Festival

Each year the Harvest Festival takes place at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. You can watch and take part as the villagers crush up grapes with their feet, string up chiles and make plenty of fresh produce such as bread, tortillas and more. Taking place from October 3rd-4th, this is one of the most popular events at the ranch and it starts at 10 am each day, running until 4 pm. The cost of an adult ticket for this event is just $8 and for teens and seniors it’s just $6. Those aged 12 and under can get in free of charge. To find out more about the event visit the El Rancho de las Golondrinas website.

Canyon Road Paint Out

Canyon-Road-Paint-OutOne of the world’s largest public art demonstrations will be taking place on October 17th in Santa Fe this year. The Canyon Road Paint Out is in its 7th year and draws thousands of art enthusiasts from around the country to witness live demonstrations from artists who will bring live models, clay, paint, blow torches, carving knives, easels and materials from their studios. Canyon road, lined with carefully preserved historic adobes and gardens, will be filled with dancers live musicians and more. Most galleries will be open the Friday night before the event with artist receptions & demonstrations, new shows, and exhibits. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and preview their work. Find more information on the Canyon Road website.

Galisteo Studio Tour

Those who are interested in the work of local artists will not want to miss out on the Galisteo Studio Tour. Galisteo is located approximately 25 miles south of Santa Fe and the tour takes place on October 18th & 19th this year. The event is free to attend and you can do most of it on foot. This is an adobe village and has just 250 residents. The artists are drawn here by the beauty of the landscape, setting up their studios to produce works such as ceramics, paintings, sculptures, weavings and photographs. This studio tour has taken place each year for 25 years and it is the only chance that the public gets to find out more about the way that each artist works. Visit the event’s official website for more information.

September in Santa Fe!

September is a lovely time to visit Santa Fe and below we’ve highlighted just two of our favorite events…

Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon

 santa fe thunder accomodationsOkay, we know that running isn’t for everyone, but this event is one of the most popular sporting events in the region and on September 20th this year the city is going to be packed with both participants and spectators. The Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon is a great charity event, with runners raising funds for a variety of projects. If you want to (or just find out more) you can check out the official website here. Runners will follow a course that leads them 1000 feet down into the beautiful Rio Grande Valley. Participants for both this and the 5k event can register online or in-person. All the races begin at 8 am and runners will be supported during the event with aid stations. There are a couple of cash prizes linked to the half marathon too, so if you have a competitive streak then this might be the event for you!

Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta

 santa fe wine and chileThis is something a little more on the relaxing side and ideal for those who want to enjoy the best fare that the region has to offer. Taking place from September 23rd to the 27th, this event will be held at a number of different venues across the city. All of the top restaurants will be taking part in this year’s event, the 25th anniversary of the fiesta. Widely considered to be one of the best wine and food events in the region, this year will see 75 restaurants and 100 wineries showcasing their best food and drink.

Events that will be held during the fiesta include a number of winery luncheons with guest chefs, a number of cooking demonstrations at the city’s School of Cooking, wine seminars at some of the city’s hotels and a wine tasting at the Community Convention Center. You can also take part in the Live Auction Guest Chefs Luncheon. Chefs taking part in the event include Stephan Pyle, John Sedlar, Matthew Accarrino, Mark Miller and Laura Werlin, among others. No less than four Master Sommeliers will be hosting the wine seminars and there will also be plenty of local chefs appearing at the event too. Golf  and biking events will also take place for those who want to be a little more active! Find out more at the official website here.

If you would like to reserve a room at our bed & breakfast in September, make sure to contact us early as we fill up in advance!

Santa Fe Events in August

A trip to Santa Fe in August is always one worth making as there are so many great events taking place! August is our busiest month and with plenty of events for both young and old there is no reason not to make the most of your time in Santa Fe.

Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show

santa fe events in augustFor over 60 years, Girls Inc. has been inspiring young girls to be strong, smart and bold. This organization has developed a wonderful program to give girls the tools they need to succeed. Now here is your chance to support them too! Held on August 1st & 2nd at the historic Santa Fe Plaza, over 150 national and local artists will showcase their work at the Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show. This is the 3rd largest market at the Santa Fe Plaza! Visitors will find a rich mix of fiber art, jewelry, painting, pottery, sculpture, metal work, wood work, photography, specialty foods, and much more! Proceeds from artist booth fees will benefit the Girls Inc. organization. Learn more!

Summer Festival & Wild West Adventures

The Wild West fascinates many people who come to the city and this is the chance to find out more about what life was really like back then. The event is held at El Rancho de las Golondrinas on August 1st & 2nd and you’ll get to meet quite an array of characters from the lawmen who kept everyone safe to the desperados that made life much more interesting. You will get to hear stories from the time period and there is always the opportunity to pick up a souvenir or two from one of the many vendors here. On both days of the festival there is a Peruvian Paso Horse show and demonstration. The event starts at 10am each day and runs until 4pm. Tickets for adults cost just $8, for seniors and teens they are $6 and kids aged 12 and under get in for free. Check out the official website here.

Hands on History

Mark your calendars for August 15th! Held at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, the “Hands on History” event is your chance to broaden your horizons and pick up a new skill – or two! You can take up colcha embroidery, learn how to make a bow, become a tin-smithy or start on leather work. There are also plenty of other skills to choose from. With whatever you choose to engage in, you’ll be trained by a fully qualified and experienced instructor. This is the first time that this event has been held so be sure not to miss out! The event starts at 10am and runs until 4pm. Keep an eye on the official website for details on tickets and entry.

Santa Fe Indian Market

A run-down of events in August is definitely not complete without mention of the Indian Market. This market is now in its 93rd year and is designed to showcase Indian culture and crafts. It is the largest event of its kind in this part of the world. Always held on the third weekend in August, this year’s event is August 22nd & 23rd. It is estimated that around 1,100 artists will be taking part in the event and you get the chance to talk to them, learn more about their work and buy something unique for yourself or as a gift. Take a look at the website to find out more.

Remember that no matter why you want to visit Santa Fe in August, there is something for everyone! Don’t forget to book your lodging as far in advance as possible! Our Santa Fe bed & breakfast is located just a couple blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza.

July in Santa Fe!

July is one of the busiest months in Santa Fe and for good reason! In addition to the well-known International Folk Art Market held July 10th -12th, there are host of other events taking place including the beginning of the Santa Fe Opera season AND the Santa Fe Bandstand performance series!

Passing-ParadiseIf you’re an art enthusiast, Santa Fe will not disappoint! Make sure to check out the Michael Ethridge: Transitions event. This exhibition will take place at Pippin Contemporary between July 2nd and 14th with a reception on July 3rd between 5 and 7pm. This popular artist is known for abstract landscapes, inspired by the natural scenery in and around Santa Fe. Michael has worked all over the world and this is reflected in his work.

Another exciting contemporary art exhibition will be held at the William and Joseph Gallery. The ‘Kiss my Glass’ exhibition will be on display from 5-7pm during the month of July. Featuring the work of Jason Chakravarty & Sean Hennessy, this exhibition is anything but traditional. These two artists share an affinity for mixing glass with other mediums. This Canyon Road gallery is one of the most popular in the city so if you’re here in July make sure that you do not miss this exhibition.

santa fe wine festivalThe Santa Fe Wine Festival is also taking place July 4th & 5th. Each day the event opens at 12 noon and runs until 6 pm. For adults to get in it costs just $13 and there are concessions for those who are under the age of 21, but they have to be accompanied by an adult. Please note that each day the glass sales and tastings stop at 5.30pm. This is an event that lets you try the various wines of the region in the setting of one of the state’s most historic ranches. You can taste the wines and pick up a bottle or two to take home. Seventeen local wineries will be taking part in the event and there will also be live music, local dishes to try and a range of local crafts if you want non-alcoholic souvenirs.   The wine festival is taking place at El Rancho de lasGolondrinas, a unique venue that will offer a great day out for the whole family. This ranch covers 200 acres and has become a living history museum. Find out more about the venue at the official website.

If you prefer not to visit museums there are also plenty of outdoor activities in and around Santa Fe that you can take part in. The area is ideal for hiking and mountain biking and there are plenty of family-friendly activities too. Why not visit and find out more? As always we suggest making your accommodations in advance if you wish to stay at our Inn at Santa Fe!

Antique American Indian Art Show 2015

antique american indian art showAre you fascinated by American Indian art?  The dedication to the traditional American Indian arts in Santa Fe means that every year hundreds of thousands of people visit the city just to find out more and immerse themselves in this ancient and interesting culture.  One event that draws thousands here each year is the Antique American Indian Art Show, this year starting on August 17th at 6pm for the opening night gala.

The venue for the event is El Museo in The Railyard.  The opening night gala is a charity event with all proceeds being donated to KNME New Mexico PBS and it begins at 6pm.  The art show starts in earnest the next day and runs until August 20th.  This is considered to be one of the most popular social occasions in the Santa Fe calendar.  It is a chance to enjoy a glass of wine in the company of other art enthusiasts.

So what can you expect to see?  The event is a chance to see some of the historic art works created by different American Indian tribes.  Every year the show also hosts a couple of special exhibitions.  This year one of the exhibits is entitled ‘Deeply Yao’.  This is an exhibition of textile art, jewelry, headdresses and a wide range of spiritual objects connected to the Yao people, a community native to southern China and other parts of Asia.

The second special exhibit for the show is the ‘Chilkat Blankets: Artistic Masterpieces’.  This is a great opportunity to see these traditional weavings.  They are not often on display so visitors will need to make the most of it this year!  The blankets are highly regarded as beautiful pieces of art work, but getting hold of one for your own collection is almost impossible.  This one exhibition will have more than a dozen such weavings on display – definitely not to be missed!

Entrance for both the special exhibitions is included in the cost of your show ticket. Tickets for the Antique American Indian Art Show in Santa Fe are available online so make sure that you get yours in advance.

Things to do in Santa Fe in June

June in Santa Fe is a very special time – it’s the start of the summer season, just before the busiest months of the year, July and August! It’s a great time to plan a visit as the weather is beautiful, many city tours are in full throttle, and there are a whole host of fantastic events!

Why not consider the ‘First Friday Art Walk’? For much of the year the first Friday of the month is an opportunity to take a guided walk through a variety of arts venues in the city. You can explore the Downtown area of Santa Fe and stop in at some of the top galleries and museums. The venues on the tour include the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors. For this tour the galleries stay open until 7.30pm while the museums are open until 7pm. If you can’t make it in June don’t worry the tours run through October.

herb and lavendar fairSanta Fe is the home of the Herb & Lavender Fair and this year it’s taking place on June 20th and 21st. On both days it’s running from 10 am to 4 pm and it’s held at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Attendees can enjoy garden tours and the opportunity to buy herbal products from a variety of vendors. If you want to learn more about growing herbs you can attend one of the lectures or workshops on how to do this successfully. This is a great event for all ages, kids under 12 are free and tickets for adults cost $8. For more information check out the official website of the ranch here.

Another event that is held on a monthly basis is the Delgado House walkthrough, one of Santa Fe’s top historic houses! The tour is run by Lacuna galleries and it takes place on the first Monday of every month. This is one of the most important historic houses in Santa Fe and the tour offers a peak inside life during the 1800s. Find out more about these tours at the official website.

In addition to these events you can also take advantage of other city tours, sporting events and musical performances at a variety of locations around Santa Fe. If you decide to come visit our fantastic city we hope you’ll choose to stay at our Santa Fe bed & breakfast located just walking distance to the Plaza.